The ICE scoring model is a prioritization framework
used to evaluate and rank different ideas, initiatives, or projects based on their potential impact, confidence, and ease of implementation.
The acronym ICE stands for:
- Impact: the potential positive impact that the idea or initiative could have on the business, customers, or stakeholders.
- Confidence: the level of confidence that the idea or initiative will succeed based on available data, research, or experience.
- Ease: the ease or effort required to implement the idea or initiative.
Each criterion is scored on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest. The scores are then multiplied to calculate a final ICE score for each idea, with higher scores indicating higher priority.
For example, an idea with an impact score of 8, a confidence score of 7, and an ease score of 5 would have an ICE score of 280 (8 x 7 x 5 = 280
). This score can be compared with other ideas to determine which ones should be prioritized first.
The ICE scoring model is a simple and effective way to prioritize ideas or initiatives based on a combination of potential impact, feasibility, and confidence. It can be used by individuals, teams, or organizations to make data-driven decisions and allocate resources more effectively.